Mosman Council

Lane Cove Council
August 31, 2016
Mosman Council
August 31, 2016

Mosman Council

Mosman Council Tree Preservation Order

Priority Tree Services provide amongst other tree care services, stump grinding, tree removal and tree pruning (sometimes referred to as tree lopping), as well as consultancy by qualified arborists within the Mosman Council area. Mosman Council covers the following suburbs:

Balmoral Clifton Gardens Mosman
Beauty Point Cremorne Pearl Bay
Bradleys Head Cremorne Junction Sirius Cove
Chinamans Beach Georges Heights Spit Junction
Chowder Bay Middle Head The Spit

Below is a brief overview of the Tree Preservation Order within Mosman Shire Council. Please note this document should be used as a guide only.

To view complete Tree Preservation Order for this council please CLICK HERE.

Mosman Councils Tree Preservation Order allows for the following work to be carried out without consent or permission:

  1. Prune or remove a tree or shrub less than 5 metres in height (or in the case of heritage conservation areas, less than 2 metres in height); or which has a circumference of less than 450 millimetres measured 300 millimetres above ground level.
  2. Remove dead trees or dead wood from trees
  3. Prune or remove a tree that has been declared a noxious plant under the Noxious Weeds Act 1993.
  4. Remove a tree that poses an imminent hazard to a person or property and there has been visual and written evidence recorded by a qualified professional arborist which justifies the action taken.
  5. Prune or remove any tree that is harbouring fruit fly as confirmed and recorded in writing by a suitably qualified professional.

Exempt tree species within Mosman Council are as follows:

Broad-leafed Privet Ligustrum lucidum
Camphor Laurel (height <10m) Cinnamomum camphora
Citrus Trees Citrus spp.
Cotoneaster Cotoneaster glaucophyllus
Hackberry (height<10m) Celtis australis.
Hibiscus Hibiscus spp.
Mulberry Morus spp
Narrow-leafed Privet Ligustrum chinense
Paw Paw Carica papaya
Prunus Prunus spp.
Rubber Tree Ficus elastica
Umbrella Tree Schefflera actinophylla
Wild Olive Olea africana
Willow Salix babylonica

The Tree Preservation Order exemption list does not apply to the following:

  1. Any tree that has a height of 5 metres or more (or in the case of heritage conservation areas are 2 metres or more in height).
  2. Any tree with a circumference of 450 millimetres or more measured 300 millimetres above ground level.
  3. Any tree ferns (Cyathea australis & Cyathea cooperi) with a height of 2 metres or more.
  4. All vegetation (dead or alive) on Council Land.

Tree Preservation Order – click here

Application Form – click here

Fact Sheet Download – click here

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